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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 21

Kenny Chesney: The tight-jeaned country superstar is making his first return to Tampa in five years and will be joined by country music’s hottest, new act Old Dominion after the release of their sophomore album Happy Endings which debuted No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and No. 7 on the Top 200. 4 p.m., Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $32-$370. (813) 350-6500.

American Stage in the Park: The Producers: Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy sees a down-and-out producer and his accountant scheme to produce the most notorious flop in theater history. Through May 13. 8 p.m., Demens Landing, 100 First Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. $18-$22 lawn, $32-35 premium blanket, $38-$40 reserved. (727) 823-7529.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Verdi’s Requiem: Under the direction of Michael Francis, The Master Choral of Tampa Bay joins the orchestra for a dramatic presentation of Verdi’s massive masterpiece. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $15-$45. (727) 893-7832.

Rugged Maniac: Drag yourself through a 3-mile course with a 50-foot water slide, trampolines, fire jumping, a warped wall, monkey rings and more. After the race there’s a dance party with a mechanical bull, stein hoisting and a pie eating contest. 8 a.m., Little Everglades Ranch, 17951 Hamilton Road, Dade City. $69-$79, spectators free. (352) 521-3661.

Record Store Day at Daddy Kool: A day of celebration that includes a sidewalk sale, exclusive releases, limited edition T-shirts, live music and specials around the 600 block. 8 a.m., Daddy Kool, 666 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 822-5665.

Record Store Day: A day of giveaways including T-shirts, records, CD’s, pins, poster and autographed LP’s. Also, a food truck on site, pop-up vendors, live music and free goodie bags to the first 20 people. 8 a.m., Kingfish Records, 26024 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Free. (727) 351-5177.

Blueberry Festival: The 11th annual festival celebrating the tiny blue berry features wines, craft beers, numerous food and craft vendors, Kids Zone, live music and U-Pick blueberries. 8 a.m., Keel & Curley Winery, 5210 Thonotosassa Road, Plant City. Free, $5 parking. (813) 444-3740.

Mainsail Art Festival: In addition to 250 professional artists, Mainsail presents the Young at Art student show, Kids Create activity tent, live music and a variety of culinary art food vendors. 9 a.m., Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 893-7039.

Record Store Day at Bananas: Vinyl lovers, prepare to line up really early for this national event. Locally, stores will have exclusive records for sale that usually go fast. The day also includes giveaways, food truck on sit and music by DJ Kalani Amicizia Blakely, the Ries Brothers, Chasing Lovely, John McEuen, Big Little Lions, Danielle Mohr and the Moonlight Madness, the Vultures and FayRoy. 9 a.m., Bananas Music and Movies, 2887 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 459-1173.

The Florida Orchestra: From Rags to Mozart: An interactive, casual chamber concert introduces young children (preK-2nd grade) to classical music and help develop, focus, creativity and critical thinking skills. 10 a.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 893-7832.

Sugar Sand Festival: Master sculptors have been invited to turn nearly 1,000 tons of powdery, white sand into elaborate characters and scenes. Saturday features fireworks (9 p.m.) and concerts by Bus Stop Band (4-6 p.m.) and Reverend Barry and the Funk (7-10 p.m.). 10 a.m., Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. $10, $8 ages 55 and older, $6 ages 6-17, 5 and younger free. (727) 871-8060.

SunLit Festival: Antiquarian Book Fair: This spring time celebration of literature connects literary circles with other arts and cultural endeavors. Books of all ages along with maps, prints, postcards, ephemera, autographs and paper collectibles. $10. Call (727) 234-7759. 10 a.m., Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

Stories: Enchanting Voyages: Internationally renowned storyteller Kuniko Yamamoto uses Japanese stories and legends to take you on an enchanting journey to another world. 10 a.m., Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, 1505 Nebraska Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 932-9252.

Tampa Bay Seafood and Music Festival: Great seafood mixes with live music by The Sarasota Steel Pan Band, Reverend Barry and the Funk, RJ Howson, Twinkle and Rock Soul Radio, Kettle of Fish, the Greg Billings Band, The Black Honkeys and Act 3. No pets, please. 11 a.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $5 advance, $7 at the gate, 12 and younger admitted free. (941) 487-8061.

Island Earth Days: Celebrate the Earth and our tropical environment at this annual event with live music, children’s activities, nature walks, live animals and environmental displays. 11 a.m., Honeymoon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Blvd. (at the West end of Dunedin Causeway), Dunedin. Free; $8 per carload park admission. (727) 738-2903.

Beach Goes Pops: Bring a blanket or a chair to the annual festival featuring free music, an arts and crafts show, food and drink from numerous area restaurants. Performances by Peace of Woodstock (3-5 p.m.), the 18 piece TomKats Jazz Orchestra (5:50-7:30 p.m.) and the Alter Eagles tribute band at 8 p.m. Noon, Pass-a-Grille Beach, 107 16th Ave., St. Pete Beach. Free. VIP $100-$125. (727) 415-3777.

Jim Burge Jazz Festival: The weekend devoted to jazz includes performances by Jim Burge with the Jazz Cellar Undergound Orchestra, Hillsborough County High School All-Stars Honors Jazz Ensemble Workshop and recording artist Jeff Rupert. 2 and 6 p.m., Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. $15-$21 per day. (813) 269-1310.

Talk Back with Jamele Hill: ESPN personality Jemele Hill talks with students and youth leaders about being inspired, expressing your voice and raising the level of community conversation. 2 p.m., [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $25, $15 students/seniors. (727) 896-5197.

Bad A** Beerfest: Fifth year for the brew-filled celebration, with more than 60 Florida breweries pouring 120 varieties of craft beers, plus live music, food trucks, eclectic vendors. Tickets at Eventbrite.com. 6 p.m., Tampa Bay Brewing Co., 13937 Monroes Business Park, Tampa. $35 includes beer samplings, souvenir tasting glass; $65 VIP. (813) 247-1422.

Nightwish: The operatic metal outfit will perform a special set list, featuring rarely heard material from the earlier era, as well as old songs with new twists, during their Decades: World Tour. 7 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $46. (727) 565-0550; jannuslive.com.

Miss Richfield:1981 Born Again: Combining homespun warmth with edgy improv, she uses song, videos and audience interaction to find a new religion to reunite a divided world. 8 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $35-$50. (813) 879-4220.

Stephen Lynch: His unique blend of musical-based comedy has earned him four bestselling albums and two Comedy Central specials. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $28.50-$36.50. (727) 791-7400.

Saba: Chicago rapper and record producer recognized as Chance the Rapper’s collaborator from his mixtape Acid Rap will perform. 8 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $16-$20. (813) 241-8600.

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox: Founder of the rotating music collective known for reworking popular modern music into different vintage genres will be live. 8 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $34.50-$59.50. (813) 274-8982.

Gatsby Gala: Dress as a 1920s flapper or gangster for this fancy and dapper party with DJ dancing and an art display. 8 p.m., ARTpool Gallery, 2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $10, $20 VIP. (727) 324-3878.


Storytelling Festival: This day geared toward kids includes new and experienced storytellers, strolling characters, performers, a storybook character parade, arts and crafts and a book fair. 10 a.m., Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, 1505 Nebraska Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 273-3652.


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